Yup! That's what I've been doing since the 20th of February when my debut release "The Roman" launched itself into the big world of book publication.
As a first time author it's something you just have to do. Unless you just happen to have a name that you can trade on (famous parents/married to royalty etc. etc.), or you are Celeb of sorts (A - Z lister and anything in-between) you have to promote yourself like no-one's business if you want your books to sell.
Once friends and family have bought a copy, then any sales after that are down to hard work, frankly. I've spent hours and hours on tinternet (my spelling!) promoting my book. I've done quite a few blogs, and the latest is here if you would like to go and have a look. I'm talking, of all things, about my wedding shoes!
However, if the above sounds like I'm whinging - believe me it's not meant to be! I've made lots of new "friends" on BookFace (my version again) and Twitter. I've had some lovely reviews as well (not many - but quality rather than quantity IMHO!) And in truth, it's been a blast. I've even managed to gain myself a couple of "fans"! Quite, quite lovely to be honest.
So, I'm now well into the revisions of Book 2 and that should (I hope) be released later this year.
Speak soon - Caroline x